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Rialto Bridge Campaign

The Rialto Bridge project was an innovative partnership between the City of Loveland, the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado, and a private developer. The partnership began when the Community Foundation’s Loveland Community Fund Committee decided to focus its work on the revitalization of downtown. The Foundation later hosted several educational events emphasizing the key role a vibrant downtown plays as an economic driver and a center for arts and culture.

Early in 2011, the Community Foundation signed a $700,000 letter of commitment to the City of Loveland to share the cost of community space in the new downtown Loveland facility. Shortly after, the Loveland City Council voted to approve the project. The City committed $1.3 million to build the new 20,000 square foot facility which, together with the adjoining Rialto Theater, is n will be known as the Rialto Theater Center. 

The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado received gifts and pledges exceeding its $700,000 goal. All costs associated with the campaign were covered by the Community Foundation, and 100% of gifts received went directly to support the Rialto Theater Center.

To learn more about the Community Foundation's work in Loveland, contact Phil Farley, Loveland Community Relations Coordinator, at (970) 776-9295 or phil@CommunityFoundationNC.org.